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posted Friday, March 16, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 11
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Gay murders in Iraq condemned by U.S. State Department
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The U.S. State Department has condemned a wave of brutal murders targeting Gay men in Iraq, and has contacted the Iraqi government about the situation.

At least 14 young men have reportedly been killed, and the death toll may exceed 40. According to some reports, victims had their skulls crushed with cement blocks.
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Court challenge wins - Ref. 74 ballot language changed
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Thurston County Superior Court Judge Thomas McPhee ruled March 13 that a proposed referendum seeking to overturn the new law legalizing same-sex marriage in Washington will not contain the phrase 'redefine marriage.'

Judge McPhee finalized the language for the ballot title
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Gay City's Project BuildOUT hits $71,000
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Gay City (511 E. Pike St.) officials announced this week that funds raised for the organization's Project BuildOUT have hit $71,000.

Gay City Health Project is a multicultural Gay men's health organization and the leading provider of HIV and STI testing in King County, wh
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U.S. Senate overcomes Republican obstruction, confirms fourth Gay judge
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Michael Fitzgerald, an openly Gay California lawyer, got overwhelming Senate approval on March 15 for his nomination as U.S. District Court Judge. He now becomes the fourth out LGBT federal judge in the country.

The 91-6 vote was a triumph for Fitzgerald, but perhaps even more so
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Vote like a woman
by Richard J. Rosendall - Special to the SGN

When Rick Santorum talks of imposing his idea of God's Plan on his fellow citizens; when Rush Limbaugh calls a law student a 'slut' and a 'prostitute' for advocating access to contraceptives; when Republican state legislators try to define embryos as persons and require women seeki
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Youth Suicide Prevention Program makes progress
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

This week, mental health professionals are celebrating the successful passage of the Matt Adler Suicide Assessment, Treatment, and Management Training Act of 2012 (ESHB 2366) by Washington state lawmakers.

The Matt Adler Act requires frontline mental health practitioners an
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GLAAD launches Commentator Accountability Project
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

GLAAD, the nation's LGBT media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, announced the launch of its Commentator Accountability Project (CAP) March 15. According to officials, CAP 'aims to educate the media about the extreme rhetoric of over three dozen activists who are often given a pla
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QYS looks at space to house Three Wings
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Queer Youth Space (QYS) officials spoke with Seattle Gay News this week to update our readers on the youth-led organization's search for a physical space in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood.

'These past few months we have been busy touring a very promising space with the
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GLSEN WA announces 2012 GSA Leadership Summit
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

GLSEN Washington State announced this week that the Puget Sound GSA Leadership Summit is scheduled for March 31 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Meadowbrook Community Center (10517 35th Ave.). The event is free ($10 for lunch) and is open to GSA leaders, students, teachers, advisors, and educator
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Ex-porn star gets teaching job back
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Shawn Loftis, who starred in Gay porn films under the name Collin O'Neal, has been reinstated as a substitute teacher by the Miami-Dade school district.

His past career was not a reason to prevent him from teaching, the Florida Education Practices Commission ruled on March 9. more
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Same-sex relationship ban fails in Pennsylvania
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A proposed amendment to Pennsylvania's constitution banning recognition of any same-sex relationships was abruptly withdrawn just prior to a scheduled committee hearing on March 13.

The Pennsylvania House State Government Committee announced it would postpone a vote on HB 1434, th
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Picket line - Catholic civil war in Minnesota:
Bishops give money to anti-marriage campaign, activists picket cathedral

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

More than 100 Catholic activists picketed St. Paul Cathedral on March 11 to protest their archbishop's support for a proposed amendment to Minnesota's constitution that would define marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

They have promised to come back every Sunday through
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'We got burned' on marriage bill passage, New York cardinal says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York says the Catholic Church failed to stop his state's marriage equality bill because Republican leaders assured him there was no chance it would pass.

'We got burned last year when we were told the redefinition of marriage didn't have much of a c
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Russian judge bans Olympics Pride House
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A Russian judge has banned a Gay Pride House at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Plans for the Pride House were developed by Russian Gay rights activists following the 2010 Games in Vancouver, which featured a very successful Pride House.

Russia's Ministr
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Gay couples have a right to family life, Italian Supreme Court says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In a ruling that may open the way for recognition of same-sex relationships in Italy, the country's Supreme Court said on March 15 that Gay couples have a 'right to a family life.'

The court's ruling came in the case of a Gay Italian couple who married legally outside Italy, and
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Syrian newspaper says Gays 'infest' society
by Mike Andrew SGN Staff Writer Gay Syrians are 'social germs' who 'have infested our society and took the opportunity to strike once the first signs of weakness appeared,' Baladna newspaper said. They are 'prospering' because of the mass uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, the newspaper added.

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House to vote on repealing NH's gay marriage law
CONCORD, N.H. - The House is voting this week whether to repeal New Hampshire's gay marriage law and replace it with the civil unions law the state had in effect in 2008 and 2009.

State Rep. David Bates, a Windham Republican, says his proposal would repeal gay marriage effective March 31, 2013, and replace it with civil unions.
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HRC Questions NOM's Endorsement of Civil Unions
Last week, NOM endorsed a civil unions bill in New Hampshire, a stark departure from its documented record of opposing any type of legal relationship for same-sex couples. In a press release, NOM supports a bill that calls for instituting civil unions. A vote on the bill is expected this week.

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REPUBLICAN MARINE FIGHTS FOR GAY BROTHER AS SAME-SEX MARRIAGE REPEAL VOTE IS SCHEDULED IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

 

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Nobel peace prize winner defends law criminalising homosexuality in Liberia
Exclusive: In joint interview, Tony Blair refuses to comment on Liberian president's remarks supporting anti-gay laws

Liberia's president and Tony Blair discuss anti-gay law. Link to this video

The Nobel peace prize winner and president of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has defended a law that criminalises homosex
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International Olympic Committee says discrimination is banned but fail to slap down Russian authorities who have outlawed Pride House from the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi
20 MARCH 2012 | BY TRIS REID-SMITH, ANDY HARLEY

Olympic bosses have backed equality at the 2014 Winter games but avoided criticizing Russian authorities who have banned a gay Pride House from the event. The first Pride House was held at the Winter Olympics in 2010 in Vancouver, Canada and it set to be repeated at the 2012
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HRC Encourages Consumers to Support Starbucks in Face of National Organization for Marriage Attack
NOM Goes After Starbucks for Supporting Marriage Equality

Washington - The Human Rights Campaign - the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization is calling on consumers to support Starbucks in the face of a 'Dump Starbucks' campaign launched by the anti-LGBT National Organization for Marria
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Dutch Roman Catholic church 'castrated' boys in 1950s Catholic prayers - file pic Allegations of abuse in Dutch Catholic institutions multiplied after ex-pupils at a school came forward
Up to 11 boys were castrated while in the care of the Dutch Roman Catholic church in the 1950s to rid them of homosexuality, a newspaper investigation has said.

A young man was castrated in 1956 after telling police he was being abused by priests, the newspaper reported.

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UDPATE: Gay cruise ship docks in Dominica; two passengers arrested indecent exposure
Dominica News Online

Information reaching DNO indicates that homosexual cruise ship passengers alleged to have been involved in public sexual acts are in police custody at the CID Department.

The police were called in after the men were seen publicly engaging in sexual activity.

One individual
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Madonna Vows to Oppose Gay Law in Putin's Hometown
By Anastasia Ustinova

Madonna's first tour in Russia drew the ire of orthodox Christian activists. Now she vows to defy a new law against promoting homosexuality when she performs in President-elect Vladimir Putin's hometown in August.

'I will come to St. Petersburg to speak up for the gay community and to gi
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Gay Cruise Passengers Arrested For Having Gay Sex In Caribbean
By CARLISLE JNO BAPTISTE

ROSEAU, Dominica - Two California men on a gay cruise of the Caribbean were arrested Wednesday in Dominica, where sex between two men is illegal.

Police Constable John George said police boarded the cruise ship and arrested the two men on suspicion of indecent exposure and "buggery," a
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REPUBLICAN MARINE FIGHTS FOR GAY BROTHER AS SAME-SEX MARRIAGE REPEAL VOTE IS SCHEDULED IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
by Seth Hemmelgarn

For the last several months, Equality California, the statewide LGBT lobbying organization, has struggled for direction.

Since its founding more than 10 years ago, the organization has helped bring about state laws that address everything from student bullying to employment and housing protections
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